August 2013 Flashback

Here’s a post worth recycling.

Give this word a whirl:


Any guesses?

Potato taster?


Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA ARS via Wikimedia Commons

Try again.

Poet … taster?


Portrait of Elizabeth Barrett Browning via Wikimedia Commons

Uhmmm, no, not that either. No eating of poets, no matter how yummy their words.

It’s actually pronounced poh-it-as-ter,

negating the whole “taster” angle.

Poetaster actually refers to

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